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100 MPH Gore-tex system rain gear...Worth the money or not?

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I am looking to buy some good rain gear, the Wal-Mart set is no longer doing the job on 8 hour fishing days. Is the 100 MPH BPS Gore-Tex parka and fleece worth the $358.00 plus $200 for the bibs? If not what are you guys using on rainy/windy days to stay warm and dry? Also just found out my boots really aren't rain proof..haha

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I have Cabela's guide series Gore tex.  It has never let me down in the rain.  Also my older set is the Cabela's dry plus and it works great too and is a little less expensive than the Gore.

Either one was a great improvement over the old "waterproof" $100 suit I once used.

You have to pay a bit more for good rain gear but its worth it to be dry/warm JMHO. :)

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I love the set i own, it keeps you very warm and most importantly dry.

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Take a look at the pro qualifier suit also ,its a little cheaper and its kept me warm and dry the past year.

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I don't know if you can really put a price on being comfortable. I have the Cabela's Guidewear suit and it keeps me warm and dry in some really nasty weather. I fish powerplant lakes all winter long, some days that never make it out of single digits. You have to have a good suit cause you start to get cold or get wet and your day is over.

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I don't know if you can really put a price on being comfortable. I have the Cabela's Guidewear suit and it keeps me warm and dry in some really nasty weather. I fish powerplant lakes all winter long, some days that never make it out of single digits. You have to have a good suit cause you start to get cold or get wet and your day is over.

I agree 100% Guidewear is the best I have ever used. Wind proof, waterproof, breathable and warm with layered clothing underneath.

Kelley

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I have Cabela's guide series Gore tex. It has never let me down in the rain. Also my older set is the Cabela's dry plus and it works great too and is a little less expensive than the Gore.

Either one was a great improvement over the old "waterproof" $100 suit I once used.

You have to pay a bit more for good rain gear but its worth it to be dry/warm JMHO. :)

My DryPlus will will not keep me dry after a couple hrs downpour.

Kelley

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I have Cabela's guide series Gore tex. It has never let me down in the rain. Also my older set is the Cabela's dry plus and it works great too and is a little less expensive than the Gore.

Either one was a great improvement over the old "waterproof" $100 suit I once used.

You have to pay a bit more for good rain gear but its worth it to be dry/warm JMHO. :)

My DryPlus will will not keep me dry after a couple hrs downpour.

Kelley

Neither will mine. It's ok as long as it's not pouring but if it is my arms and chest are going to get wet. They are a good windbreaker though.

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Cabela's "Guide Wear" for sure.

My brother had the BPS 100 mph stuff and switched to the guide wear too.

I never, never launder my gore tex suite. Just hose it off and wipe it off. It will keep you dry for years and years.

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I have the 100 mph and would buy it again.  It is the driest I have ever worn.  I drove 170 miles one way to buy the Cabela's.  I'm glad I did instead of ordering it because it did not fit me at all.

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Cabela's "Guide Wear" for sure.

My brother had the BPS 100 mph stuff and switched to the guide wear too.

I never, never launder my gore tex suite. Just hose it off and wipe it off. It will keep you dry for years and years.

  Yep, Ive had my Cabelas guide wear for 10 years now. Its still as good as the day I got it. Im dry and warm all day in the rain and wind. Now avg the cost per year and ask if the price is worth it? I think so, $45 a year and going down as I continue to get good use of it.

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this is funny!! me and my fishing partner argue about this all the time.. He wears cabelas guide wear and i wear the 100mph bibs and jacket.. they are both great but id say the 100mph takes it.. the 100mph seals off at the wrist better and all the zippers have laminate cover on them so absolutely no wind or water gets in and i think they look better

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Several years ago, when I was in shopping mode for this item, i tried on both the Guide Wear and the BPS 100 MPH suit.   For me, the Guide Wear fit better and what really sold me was that it wasn't all covered with logos like the 100MPH suit is.   If I'm going to be a walking bill board, they need to pay me or at least give me a strong break on price.  I don't wear the Guide Wear very often, but I sure am glad I've got it.

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In a nut shell...YES!!!

Just decide on the 100 MPH or the regular Gortex. If you fish in a fairly warm section of the USA I would go with the plain Gortex. The 100 MPH is very warm and can be too warm.

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I can't say about the 100MPH brand, but good rain gear is money well spent. I have been using the Cabelas Guide Wear for at least 12 years and it has never let me down.

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I have the 100MPH suit and it will keep you dry and warm in winter and cooler months but sucks in hot weather. I have read that many people like the Cabala's guide suit.

For those of you that have rain suits that leak try spraying them once a year with a product called "Camp Dry". This will cure the leaks..............Al

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I have 100MPH... Well worth it.

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I love my 100MPH suit. After fishing a tournment in 40 degree weather and rain the only tough decision was which color to get (I chose blue as you can see). I also wear it on cold mornings and it keeps me warm until the sun comes up. I don't have any Cabelas near me so it was any easy decision to get the BPS. I'm sure the guidewear would do the job too. If you have the luxury of choice, try on both and see what fits better. I don't think you'll be disappointed with either.

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They are both good choices.  Al hit on something very important.  The spray coating done correctly is highly advised by the Gore Company itself.  If you are not treating your outer shell after extended use, you will probably get wet! Revivex is the recommended product and it is readily available (BPS).  I would highly recommend its use following directions closely to get that old leaky suit functioning like new again before running out to buy a new one.  Good simple project for winter.

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Feet getting wet is a different subject.  I found a pair of stretchy rubber overshoes at Orschlens for relatively cheap ($20 or so)   I can stretch them on over any pair of shoes or boots I'm likely to wear fishing.  They are mid calf length and they will keep your feet totally dry.   I wouldn't go hiking in them very far cause I think they would tear up pretty quickly, but for keeping your feet dry in the boat they are perfect.  I keep them in my fishing truck all the time.

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